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A nutritional supplement to slow down the progression of Parkinson’s disease?

30 October 2019

N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is a naturally occurring molecule that replenishes one of the body’s antioxidants, glutathione, and now shows potential benefit as part of a standard course of treatment for patients with Parkinson’s disease. Larger studies are warranted to validate these preliminary but exiting findings.

The destruction of dopamine nerve cells in Parkinson’s disease appears to result in large part due to oxidative stress which lowers levels of glutathione, a chemical produced by all the cells of the body to counteract oxidative stress.

Interestingly, glutathione levels in the substantia nigra of people who passed away with Parkinson’s are close to null. In…

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24h Tango 2019

On December 6 and 7, the 24h of Tango for Parkinson Québec comes back in force for its 4th edition. On the program, live music with Cambalache Tango, demonstrations by students and teachers, trial classes, themes, snacks, a luxury musical selection by their guest DJs and more.

Join this festive and unifying dance event during which Tango Libre hopes to raise $10,000.

The event is aimed at tango dancers, but will also offer activities for the general public.

For information and registration, please contact Tango Libre at 514-527-5197 or by email at info@tangolibre.qc.ca

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The National Caregiver Week

24 October 2019

From November 3 to 9, 2019, L’Appui will highlight the National Caregiver Week under the theme of solidarity. A series of activities will be held throughout Quebec.

Because we will all be caregivers.

In Quebec, 25,000 people have Parkinson’s disease, which means that many family members are also affected. With the increase in diagnoses expected over the next 20 years, we know that even more people will be called upon to provide care and support as a caregiver. It is therefore necessary to dwell on it, to reflect on it and to prepare for it.

Caregivers are the backbone of the…

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Fruit cake sale : prepare your holiday season!

The fruit cake sale campaign is launched!

Once again, this year, Parkinson Québec is offering you the opportunity to buy good fruit cakes before the holidays. A threat to enjoy with your loved ones.

A treat that pays off!

All the profits from the sale will be used to provide services to people living with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers in the regions.

Cost of the cake: $20

Come and see us, we will be present in several boroughs until mid-november? For more information or to place an order, visit the pages of our regions by clicking here! 

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Dance classes with Tango Libre

7 October 2019

In collaboration with Parkinson Québec, the Tango Libre dance company is about to start a new session adapted for people affected by Parkinson’s disease.

Classes will be held every Sunday from noon to 1:00 pm, from October 27 at Tango Libre’s studio located at 1650 Marie-Anne Street in Montreal.

Enjoy a preferential rate for the 6 sessions!

For information and registration, please contact Tango Libre at 514-527-5197 or by email at info@tangolibre.qc.ca

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